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Greenwich Time: October 10, 2016

“Choosing the top 100 restaurants was a challenge. CTBites’ goal was to provide a diverse view of cuisine in our region. An initial list of about 200 restaurants suggested by contributors provided a starting point. After a series of rankings and discussions, additional visits and cups of coffee, the list was whittled down to 100 options.

The “Top 15″ picks posed an even greater challenge.”

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The Bluegrass Situation: August 24, 2016

wc-press-bluegrasssit-08242016“Roadside Diner: Walrus and Carpenter wouldn’t be considered a diner — it’s a gastropub — but it’s a “must” every time we are on the East Coast. It’s in Black Rock, Connecticut, by the water and it’s the best BBQ we’ve ever had. I know that sounds crazy because that’s not what Connecticut is known for. Joe, the owner, has taken good care of us on numerous occasions. We even played a show there this year. Their maple-cured pork belly and their hush puppies are so good. Also … they have CRAZY pies and a full bar. GO THERE.”

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CTbites: June 8, 2016

WC-Press-CTbites-06082016“Whether in the restaurant or at your home, Walrus + Carpenter can handle all the details including chefs and service staffing, full bar, specialty cocktails and craft beer, live music, event rentals and tents, custom menus and more.”

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OMNOMCT: June 3, 2016

WC-Press-OmNomCT-06032016-“Hold tight onto those tusks, Walrus Fest is hitting Black Rock for the first time ever on June 26! This new festival brings together a restaurant, a brewery, vendors, charities, community groups, musicians, and more to celebrate not only the Black Rock Community but also the 3 year anniversary of Walrus + Carpenter. Just stop by the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Jetland Street in Black Rock from 1-6 and get your nom . . . and groove . . . on.”

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Connecticut Magazine: June 2016

WC-Press-CTMagazine-06012016“Walrus + Carpenter in Bridgeport’s trendy Black Rock neighborhood is a perfect combination of rustic, chic gastropub (think scuffed hardwood floors and pressed-tin ceiling) with traditional Southern comfort food (think fried chicken, collard greens and, of course, barbecue).

There are several options from the restaurant’s back-lot smoker like maple-bourbon baby back ribs, pit-smoked pork shoulder or jezebel spare ribs. You can also opt for larger meals designed to be split among the table like The Notorious P.I.G., which serves four and includes treasures like maple pork belly, andouille sausage and so much more. You definitely won’t be hungry when you’re done.

But that’s just scratching the surface. A lengthy list of small and large plates aim to please. Sides include baked mac and cheese, creamed kale and asparagus. Start your meal with a few scrumptious snacks for the table like deviled eggs or deep-fried, blue cheese-stuffed olives. And of course there are a wide variety of craft beers on tap, a nice wine list and a full bar.”

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Spoon University: May 29, 2016

WC-Press-OmNomCT-06032016“This family-owned and operated American restaurant, Walrus + Carpenter, takes barbecue to the next level. The smell of slow cooked meats completely fill the room and the beer is constantly flowing. Although you could go there for dinner and have a barbecue platter, you absolutely need to go for brunch in order to have the chicken and waffles. Let me break this down for you: Chicken. Waffles. Sriracha Honey Butter. That dish hits all the flavors.”

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